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From saving for the little things to the big dreams, we've got articles to help.

Choosing a College Education Savings Plan Part One: 529 Plans

May 17, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

My husband and I have thought of many different ways to save for our baby’s education and when we started researching, we had many questions: Do we open a regular savings account that accrues minimal interest? Could we just put money away in a long-term certificate of deposit?... Continue reading »

Baby Makes Three

April 30, 2012 - Christen - 0 comments

As young professionals with a new baby, my husband and I have had to make many adjustments in the past few months since our son was born, and more recently, since I‘ve returned to work full-time. Let me be the first to say that babies are a wonderful blessing. They’re cute,... Continue reading »

Saving for Retirement: Don’t Procrastinate; Automate

April 4, 2012 - Laura - 0 comments

Do you hear yourself saying, "I have plenty of time to save" or "I can do it later…"? Well, that's the voice of procrastination, a persistent, relentless pest that can easily steal time and money from you.  One of the easiest ways to start saving both time and money is by... Continue reading »

Getting a Foot in the Door Might Require Lots of Baby Steps

March 29, 2012 - Kristin - 0 comments

A tough economy affects everyone, and high unemployment increases the competition for workers at all levels looking to land a job. But what about those of us at the earlier end of our careers, who may not have many years of experience or well-connected past or present... Continue reading »

7-Day Limit

March 15, 2012 - Brandon - 0 comments

Do you know how much you spend on food and/or entertainment in one week? Many people cannot answer that question right away. I’ve made it easier to figure it out by setting a 7-day limit for myself.   Breaking down my expenses by week, is an idea I had been considering for... Continue reading »

Do it Yourself and Save

March 9, 2012 - Kristin - 0 comments

How much of your spending goes to tasks that aren’t necessarily too difficult or time consuming for you to do, but that you just habitually pay someone else to do? Doing some basic projects yourself can save you some money and leave you with new skills and accomplishments to... Continue reading »

Can Shedding the Pounds Really Save You Money This Year?

February 17, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

Two of the most popular resolutions for 2012 may center on losing weight and saving money. But, is it possible to save money while losing weight? According to this Yahoo! Finance article, which quotes co-author of "Small Steps to Health and Wealth" Barbara O'Neill, shedding... Continue reading »

The Skeptical Saver’s Simple Steps to Financial Independence

February 3, 2012 - Anna O - 0 comments

Let me introduce myself: I’m a young professional who recently relocated to the Washington, DC area from Nashville, Tenn. My income increased as a result of the move — but so did my cost of living. The city is full of opportunities and I want to experience them all, while also... Continue reading »